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Actually, the innocence of a child should not be required to wrestle with the complexities involving the straight orientation.
Those complexities will trouble most of his or her later life, if he or she happens to be born that way. Some people are born loving the same sex.
But all deserve not to be ashamed of feeling love for who they want to love.
8/31/2011 12:10:03 PM
Burning Stake: I'll bet you anything it was because the girl had an older sister/brother... they will show off any smut to a sibling just to appear cool. We sure did.
8/31/2011 12:17:39 PM
And by "compassion and truth" we mean "intolerance and lies."
9/13/2011 12:24:13 PM
When Tommy comes home from preschool and asks, “Why does my friend Jennifer have two daddies?” we must be ready to provide sound answers grounded in compassion and truth. Theirs will be a generation that must face an assault upon their innocence unlike any generation before.
Another lecture in "Crazy things fundies really believe":
Telling my kids that Jennifers daddies simply love each other just like Mom and Dad do and that they are a family just like ours (only difference is two dads) is an assault on their innocence, and it is a deeply incompassionate and untruthful answer.
But telling my kids that Jennifers daddies have committed great sin, that they will burn forever in hell and that Jennifer should be taken away from them is no assault on their innocence, and it is an answer that is grounded in compassion and truth.
9/13/2011 12:31:54 PM
You are a coward Jeff. Stop hiding behind other people's children and admit the truth! You aren't concerned with making children uncomfortable with this topic. Its you who is uncomfortable with this subject!
9/13/2011 12:34:55 PM
N. De Plume
I fail to see how same sex orientation is any more complex than heterosexual orientation.
9/13/2011 2:49:18 PM
"The innocence of a child should not be required to wrestle with the complexities involving same-sex orientation. Nor should a parent be forced to educate their child on these issues before that child is mature enough to understand and cope with those complexities."
'a child should not be required to wrestle with the complexities involving same-sex orientation', my left bollock. Don't lie. It's YOU who doesn't want the responsibility of having to have 'The Talk' with your kids - specifically that aspect of such - primarily when you're too repressed yourself to know what to say to the kid, without making a complete arse of yourself, especially when that kid says 'Oh, I know about that already!'. 'Playground Education'. That phrase exists for a reason.
Solution: don't have kids. [/smartarse]
Moral: My father gave me 'The Talk' when I was nine. He told me about how I came to be born, the emotional aspects of such ('When a mummy loves a daddy very much'...! [/cliche]) as well as the biological mechanics & processes involved; the ultimate responsibilities of having children (and it is the ultimate responsibility, and one not to be taken lightly), and how to take measures to avoid such from happening if one isn't ready, or for non-procreational purposes (i.e. contraception, abortion etc). Also about alternate lifestyles: gay men, lesbians, bisexuals etc. One overriding thing he taught me during 'The Talk' was that 'Love is Emotion, not Gender'.
And all without him breaking a sweat, never mind approaching anything remotely resembling 'embarrassment'. But then, that's what comes from having an Atheist as a father...!
7/6/2012 7:45:22 AM
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